I am doing some consulting for a company that is running its manufacturing/accounting software (MFG/Pro 7.4h on Progress) on over ten year old HP Netserver LH Pros running SCO Unix 5.0.4. The company stopped paying the maintenance contracts 7 years ago. Currently, if they have a hardware failure there is no contingency plan to be able to recover to another server.
I know very little about Unix. The person working on the servers keeps the systems (development and live servers) healthy, runs backups and makes requested changes. I am looking for suggestions as to how get this company in a less precarious situation.
Is it possible to virtualize these servers onto new hardware? Is there any new hardware that could run the existing OS and software? What would you advise this company to do? I am open to all suggestions but please keep in mind that this company does not have deep pockets.